With the devastation of Superstorm Sandy fresh in people’s minds, it pays to be prepared. Hurricanes often destroy local communications infrastructure at a time when communications are critical to coordinating relief efforts and enabling people to reach out to loved ones.
When you’re in a remote area away from your friends and family, it’s comforting to know that you have a reliable source of communication. Through our work with Project HOPE in Belize, Iridium was able to provide that connection for volunteers Amy Kogut, a midwife, and Lindsey Zupancic, RN, as well as a local family who was in a dire situation.
On Sunday, July 7, one of the world’s toughest adventure races started – Redbull X-Alps. The concept is simple: athletes test their endurance by racing from Salzburg to Monaco, over 1000 kilometres, by foot or paraglider.
In the latest zombie movie, “World War Z”, Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, stays in touch with his wife via an Iridium 9555 satellite phone, one of the few modes of communication that survives the systemic breakdown.